NO DECISIONS MADE ABOUT POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS
Helena school board trustees found some consensus Wednesday during the second of what will be weekly meetings to agree upon a K-8 bond proposal, but agreement wasn’t on neighborhood elementary schools. Instead, trustees took up the issue of middle school overcrowding, which has been identified in planning reports as a chief problem and named as one reason to consolidate elementary schools.
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GROUP HAS NO RECOMMENDATION FOR TRUSTEES, JUST INFORMATION
Deliberations of the special work group convened to examine Helena school closures and expansions ended much like they began: in a circle. Round and round the microphone went between the 35 parents, teachers, principals and community members as they sought consensus on a bond plan that would provide funds to overhaul the district’s 11 elementary and two middle schools.